SVANETIAN KHACHAPURI WITH CHEESE AND GREEN ONIONS
Khachapuri (Georgian: ხაჭაპური) is considered to be one of Georgia’s most famous national dishes and several of Georgia’s regions have their own distinctive type. In this recipe we show how to make a khachapuri filled with cheese and green onions. This type of khachapuri comes from Georgia’s Svaneti region (Georgian: სვანეთი).
Ingredients (for the filling – for 3 servings): 500 grams of high fat cheese (we used Imeretian cheese), 36 green onions (more if they are small), and 3 eggs.
Ingredients (for the dough): Click here to see ingredients and step-by-side recipe for khachapuri dough (sufficient to make 3 khachapuri).
Preparation (filling): Crumble the cheese and add, together with 1 egg, to a mixing bowl. Mix by hand.
Chop the onions and add to the mixing bowl.
When ready to bake, cut the khachapuri dough into 3 parts and mold into balls. Cover the dough balls with cling film and leave for 10 minutes. Roll out each ball of dough and add the filling.
Wrap the dough around the filling and pinch the top to seal it.
Turn it over and carefully press the filled dough into a circular shape that is less than 25 cm diameter. Don’t flatten it too much.
Bake on a flour dusted baking tray at 200 C until the dough becomes golden brown.
Serving: Glaze the surface of each khachapuri with butter and serve hot.
Enjoy your Svanetian Khachapuri!
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